The Visual Cortices

by Edison Miyawaki &M.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/16/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781796081763
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781796081756
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781796081817

About the Book

For the interested medical or neuroscience student, understanding how we visualize the world requires knowledge about occipital cortex . . . and about much else in the brain, including transitions from occipital to parietal and temporal lobes. Based on straightforward, carefully described anatomy in humans and primates, and informed by advances in cortical physiology over recent years, Miyawaki offers an accessible approach to understanding the multiple visual cortices. It has been said that vision is knowledge about what’s where in the world with the use of our eyes. So, how do we know what is what and where is where?

About the Author

Edison K. Miyawaki, M.D. teaches neurology and psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to his academic publications, he wrote for The Yale Review from 1998 to 2017. He has published five previous books, What to Read on Love, not Sex, a reappraisal of Sigmund Freud’s psychology of love (2012), and four Xlibris monographs for students, including The Crossed Organization of Brains (2018), The Frontal Brain and Language (2018), Learning the Brainstem (2019), and Teaching Hippocampal Anatomy (2019). Miyawaki now brings his unique teaching style into a sixth title, The Visual Cortices.